About Catawba Valley Community College

Founded in 1960, Catawba Valley Community College. is a college. Located in North Carolina, which is a city setting in North Carolina, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 4,703 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Catawba Valley Community College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 15:1. There are 141 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Catawba Valley Community College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at CVCC are considered , with ,4% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Catawba Valley Community College.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
73%
“We know about current events and vote”
27%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
18%
“We save it for the classroom”
27%
“Sometimes, but not often”
55%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
0%
“All the time, including weekends”
9%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
27%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
64%
“I feel extremely safe”
38%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
50%
“We bought the gear”
13%
“We live for the big game”
9%
“It”s not really our thing”
9%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
73%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
9%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
45%
“They keep regular office hours”
55%
“They”re always available”
91%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
9%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
45%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
55%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
0%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
36%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
64%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
73%
“We know about current events and vote”
27%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
18%
“We save it for the classroom”
27%
“Sometimes, but not often”
55%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
0%
“All the time, including weekends”
9%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
27%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
64%
“I feel extremely safe”
38%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
50%
“We bought the gear”
13%
“We live for the big game”
9%
“It”s not really our thing”
9%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
73%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
9%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
45%
“They keep regular office hours”
55%
“They”re always available”
91%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
9%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
45%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
55%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
0%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
36%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
64%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    9 Students rated on-campus housing 2.1 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    6 Students rated off-campus housing 3.9 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    11 Students rated campus food 3.7 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    13 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    14 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    14 Students rated school activities 3.5 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    14 Students rated local services 4 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    14 Students rated academics 4.3 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

Catawba Valley Community College REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Catawba Valley Community College?

13 Students rated Catawba Valley Community College

Haley - 05/08/2021

It is an incredible school that I am so fortunate to be a part of. It is a great place for me to be myself and learn. I have had so much fun and this has only been my first year at CVCC. I look forward to the years ahead. I love my teachers and my classmates, and I love, love, love the classes themselves.

jack - 10/10/2019

Catawba valley Community College is a very good school for learning and making new friends. I have thoroughly enjoyed the time I have spent there and I hope this review helps others in deciding on whether or not to attend. My time at CVCC has been invaluable in terms of getting adjusted and acclimated to college life and classes and I would highly recommend it to anyone.

Marissa - 07/31/2019

There great

nicole - 07/24/2019

I think CVCC is a great school! They help With any problems you may have and help you get on the best path thats fitted for you! The campus is in the middle of Hickory, NC and theres a lot of stuff to do around there, as well as plenty of clubs to join. It is a community college so there isn't any housing but they have bus routes that will come and pick students up. I refer all of my friends here and im super thankful I go to such a great school.

Catawba Valley Community College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Catawba Valley Community College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Catawba Valley Community College is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    As of right now, I am currently a high school senior and a sophmore in college. If my time in college has taught me anything, it is that college is NOT one's high school. There is no room for play like there was in High School. There is, of course, time where one can take off to enjoy oneself but for most of the college experience, failure to set up a schedule will eventually mean the end of one's college experience. In college, time management is one of the biggest factor that causes many students to fail. Because most students are not prepared from the transition from high school to college, they do not know this, which, in return, causes them to fall when they enter college. All in all, stay focused, try to avoid the many distractions that college may throw one's way and the college experience will be slightly easier.

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  3. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    My school is best known for the first of its kind, which is an Early College High School. It is also known for its many accomplishments as a starter school of its kind.

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  4. What's unique about your campus?

    All the choice of degree you have.

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  5. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wished a would have attended college sooner. Had a great experience at CVCC.

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  6. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Not enough parking spaces

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  7. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Excellent

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  8. Describe the students at your school.

    Most students at Catawba Valley Community College are fairly average North Carolinian highschool graduates, with a mix of highschoolers (from their early college program) and older students.

    Read all  1 answers
  9. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Well I have been to a university before. Lees McRae College to be exact and wll the work is harder. I mean not that I mind hard work because it stimulates my mind but still its pretty easy.

    Read all  1 answers
  10. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    There is a program here called challenger high. It is a high school for smart students. They do college level work. Well they get to register 2 weeks in advance of college students and I dont think thats right. College students should be able to register before the.

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Student Body

Students

56%

female

44%

male

4,703

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

1%

Out-Of-State

99%

In-State

N/A

International

Organizations

N/A

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

No

On-Campus Housing

N/A

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
8%
% Black or African-American
8%
% Hispanic/Latino
11%
% White or Caucasian
70%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

55% of students attending Catawba Valley Community College receive some sort of financial aid. 46% were awarded federal grants. While 7% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$7,627

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,750

Books and Supplies

$9,515

Room and Board

18,892

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$8,998
$30 - $48K
$9,676
$48 - $75K
$11,453
$75 - $110K
$11,878
$110K & UP
N/A

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